Rollin’ With The Homies
It’s been 3 years since our last 90’s night when we went all Ab Fab on your asses. As we’ve spent the past few weeks going to see everyone from Morrissey to Five and Sleater Kinney to Take That we felt it was time for another one. We’ll be bringing it all back on Saturday 13 June where we will be channelling our inner Cher & Dionne, as if! Join us from 11pm – 3am, Downstairs at The Admiral Bar, Glasgow and check out our Spotify playlist for a sneak peek of our tune-age for the evening.
Much love goes to all the guys & gals who joined us on the dancefloor in May, it was yet another belter of a night complete with a random Boyband Half Hour where we may have got a little carried away with the old dance routines. And a big cheers to Time Out for including us in their ‘Ten Alternative Glasgow Nights Out‘ feature – loads of other great nights to check out too.
Our Pretty Ugly Depop Pop Up Shop opened for business this month. We’ll be adding vintage goodies over the summer so follow us for updates if you also like your threads old school. Since joining we’ve become slightly obsessed with Dita Von Teese‘s wardrobe clear out, who would’ve thought you could buy her own actual nipple tassels!
Thanks to Magic Nostalgic Glasgow & Glasgow Wedding Collective for inviting us to DJ with them this month. We brought along all the dancers from the Take That gig at the Hydro to Magic at ABC2 and then promptly felt rather inadequate as they all busted a move around us with their glowing abs – lesson learnt – we will never be able to out dance an actual professional dancer.
After 4 hours sleep we were then up bright and early to DJ at the GWC Bridal Market at The Briggait which was ace fun. Lots of lovely people and beautiful stalls, you should definitely check them out even if you’re not getting hitched, they still have loads of great ideas for any event. It’s also perfect if, like us, you’re not ‘weddingy’ people. It’s fair to say we’re not your typical wedding DJs – there will be no talking over songs, no ceilidh music, no reasons for that sleazy uncle to try to grab your arse during a slow dance – so if you want a good old-fashioned knees up without all the mobile disco clichés, give us a shout. Or if you’re searching for First Dance inspiration, check out our Wedding playlists on Spotify. NME also did a good run down recently although we dunno about ‘Maps’ being number one (didn’t Karen O write that about her boyfriend shagging loads of groupies? Romantic!)
It’s been a gigtastic few weeks in Glasgow of late. After the Bridal Market we hit Sauchiehall St for the annual Blag and Stagger, sorry Stag and Dagger, which again included some amazing acoustic gigs in Coda Hairdressing, the peeps responsible for our occasionally awesome hairdo’s. This was followed by a very bizarre trip to Campus to check out Sarah Harding‘s DJ skills (spoiler: she doesn’t have any). Go Harding or Go Home – we eventually went with the latter – way to crush a fangirls dream!
We then had an ace time bopping along to Super Furrys at the Academy. The guy in front of us moshed so hard to ‘God Show Me Magic‘ that his glasses went flying into the moshpit – a sign we are all getting too old for this shit but we won’t let that stop us. And speaking of never giving up, we rounded off the gig going with a trip to see S Club 7 on their reunion tour. The things we will put up with to get a 5 minute mash-up of Rachel Stevens doing ‘Some Girls‘ and ‘Sweet Dreams My LA Ex‘, but she proved that they are still bangers 10 years on. It also gave me a flashback to singing ‘Reach‘ on karaoke at the NME Awards in 2000 with someone who ended up giving me a job 7 years later – turns out being a drunken idiot is not always a bad thing.
Recently I wrote for Podcart‘s ‘Life Is Like A Box Of Records’ blog about the music that shaped my life. Sadly it doesn’t feature 1D’s ‘Story Of My Life‘ but it does have stories about Prince’s ex-wife falling off a swing, dressing as a chicken for The Flaming Lips, stealing a Delgados album from a boy on a bus, a failed attempt to drive to a Kelly Clarkson gig and the combined life changing effect of Girls Aloud, Smash Hits, John Peel & Popjustice.
I also accompanied the lovely blogger Honeypop during her review of the Blythswood Spa and can confirm that I am more than happy to help out with any other spa reviews anyone would like to do. Is ‘Spa Reviewer‘ a job title? If not, can we make it a thing? It was blissful in that place, and by the end I could actually feel my neck again, result.
Finally, there’s also been sad times in Glasgow’s clubbing land this month as The Arches had their late night license revoked. If it wasn’t for The Arches, not only would I not have met half of my best pals, but I also wouldn’t be a DJ as I was given the chance to serve my DJ Apprenticeship during a monthly residency at Death Disco where I got to DJ alongside legends like Erol Alkan & Jacques Lu Cont. Glasgow needs places like The Arches and we are backing the campaign to have the decision overturned. As their 21st Birthday lyrical poster campaign put it – ‘how can you have a day without a night?‘